Clipper Sets Sail for Panama Canal and Antarctica this Fall:Winter

Ana Figueroa The name “Clipper” is synonymous with adventure, and the line’s new itineraries announced for Fall/Winter 2005-2006 are living up to that description. The 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer, with its ice-strengthened hull and advanced satellite navigational equipment, can literally sail to the

By: Ana Figueroa

The name “Clipper” is synonymous with adventure, and the line’s new itineraries announced for Fall/Winter 2005-2006 are living up to that description. The 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer, with its ice-strengthened hull and advanced satellite navigational equipment, can literally sail to the ends of the earth. This fall and winter, the ship is practically doing just that with a series of voyages from the Panama Canal to the Antarctic Peninsula.

The cruises include: The 13-day Exploring the Route of the Conquistadors, which follows the route of the 16th century Spanish explorers from Panama to Peru. After a Panama Canal crossing, guests will visit the Darien Jungle, the home of an incredible array of wildlife species. Zodiac landing craft will enable passengers to explore islands and small ports. An optional post cruise extension features Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and Lima. The cruise departs on Oct. 6, with fares starting at $4,870 per person, double occupancy.

The 16-day Treasures of Western South America cruise highlights the breathtaking scenery along the coastlines of Peru and Chile. Optional excursions include a flightseeing trip over the mysterious Nazca. An optional post cruise extension features three days in Santiago. The cruise departs on Oct. 18, with fares starting at $5,580 per person, double occupancy.

The 16-day Discover Antarctica cruise combines overnights in Santiago and Buenos Aires with an expeditionary voyage along the Antarctic Peninsula. Onboard experts will host lectures and excursions focusing on the area’s wildlife, which includes seals, whales, seabirds, and huge colonies of penguins. The cruise departs on Nov. 9, and fares start at $6,320 per person, double occupancy.

The 16-day Expedition to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands cruise combines five days along the Antarctic Peninsula with Elephant Island and the Falkland Islands. The voyage will provide a unique opportunity to encounter wildlife species that exist only in the Southern Hemisphere. The cruise departs on Nov. 20, or Feb.12, 2006, with fares starting at $6,560 per person, double occupancy.

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